ZOO Dvur Kralove - PHOTOS + lens troubles?Hi pals!
Kiriban was caught and the winner will be featured soon
I also passed all your comments and compliments (on the last journal's photos) to my parents, they were very pleased and thanked you so thanks!
This weekend I spent in mountain and I visited one of my favourite ZOOs, Dvur Kralove nad Labem. I was a bit disappointed that they moved cheetahs (I did not see them at all), because this ZOO was very good for taking photos of them. They also moved fennec foxes from very photographer friendly enclosure which allowed the foxes to enjoy some sun light into a nocturnal indoor pavilion which is very dark and you can watch the foxes only from above, so I am afraid I lost this place for fennec photos I also did not manage to take good photos of baby tigers and baby leopard although I tried a lot. It seems that my lens refuses to focuse, which scares me I admit I could take some 70 000 photos with it, but... do not die, 55-250 IS! I can not be without photography!
Bitten by a squirrel + funny ZOO Vienna - PHOTOSHi
I used my a bit higher (but still pathetically low) self-confidence to meet another dA member - this time it was Shadow-and-Flame-86, lovely young scientist from Scottland, where she studies marine mammals! It was just perfect, she is very nice person, we had fun (at least me ). I am really glad we met and could chat a lot about her work, ZOOs and animals in general
What was the biggest attraction? Giant pandas? Wolves?
No! Those were squirrels
ZOO Vienna is totally full of wild but tame squirrels. And by full I mean that they are everywhere in a forest part of the ZOO! People feed them with nuts, so they come VERY close to you, they even run to humans, following them and begging I was ready for this and I prepared a sack of wallnuts for me and Shadow-and-Flame-86 to have some fun. It was amazing one squirrel bit me when she took a nut from my fingers - I was rude to hold it too tightly, I think XD other squirrel climbed me chest, other one my
Fantastic white wolves - PHOTOSHi!
Nobody caughed the kiriban?
What a pity
Will, will, where are you?
I do not mean any guy (although Will Riker is kind of cute ), but my own will - I can not get into losing weight again, although I now have the perfect chance to continue! I hate my weak will so much, how comes that I can not kick myself to continue, especially when I see it IS possible? :/ nah, I am so angry at myself. Go, stupid Woxys! There are still 20 kilos of fat which wait to be removed.
Mhhhhhm, I really need to start, as even the current state makes me feel much happier than the state a year ago.
Sorry for talking about this issue a lot, it is not easy, although I have already managed to lose some 20 kilos. And now other 20 should go away! It is just hard, because yes, it is nice I lost so much, but I am still so terribly overweight I have so many motivation clothes, but I obviously need a big kick to continue. GOOO, blonde, go but thank you for your support, you are awesome.
DD for some of you :)Hi!
At first, there is a new kiriban: catch my 955 555 pageviews and send me a printscreen via note as a proof to win a feature
No feature for animal cruelty or porn, thanks for understanding.
At second, no, I did not get any DD (only one - bur many years ago buhhehehhehe )
But I have suggested many deviations for DD and I was disappointed when I got no reply and those deviations have not been accepted I think some of those artists created absolutely incredible work and they definitely deserve more attention.
Today, I will show you some of the deviations I have suggested (or plan to suggest) for DD, but which have not been noticed or accepted by admins, which made me really sad and disappointed. DA has some rules for featuring a deviation as a DD, it says that suggested artist should not have a DD yet, it should not be very famous artist and it should include some info about a subject in the descriptions. Those artists followed the rules, but their art has not
Do YOU want to sell prints? One mistake you make.Hi people!
Today it is a short journal without photos, sorry.
I would like to give you one important advice, so I hope it can be still useful
I see many people try to sell prints here. And they are often sad they have not sold anything yet.
But at the same time I see they do the same mistake. So:
HOW PEOPLE TRY TO SELL THEIR WORK AS A PRINT?
1. you took a photo (drew a picture). It is nice, so you want to post it as a deviation.
2. you edit it. Making it sharper, more colourful, adding contrast, CHANGING a size to some 850x600px, for example.
3. you post it as a deviation.
4. you look at your deviation and think "hm, it looks pretty cool! Maybe somebody can buy it. I will allow it as a print."
5. you click at "submit as a print" and in "print submission" option you just scroll down and click at "SUBMIT AS A PRINT".
6. now deviation in your gallery has that cool "buy this print" green button and you are excited about somebody buying it.
7. you are disappointed that nobody bought it.
Snow is here - wolves on snow - PHOTOSHi!
The first snow came - it was very thin layer, much less than 1cm, so it did not survive the night, but it still pleased me
It inspired me to post some photos of wolves on snow - those shots are quite old
Wohoo, this number of pageviews? thanks people, it looks nice - I wonder if I can make it to 1 000 000 until the end of 2012! it would be awesome
News+ ZOO photos + KIRIBAN is cloooose UPDATEHi
Sorry for update, but it is time for Kiriban again - I annouce 899 999 this time
Catch my 899 999 pageviews and send me a printscreen as a proof via note to win a feature ;D
(no feature for porn or animal cruelty, thanks)
It is very close, so good luck
In case you noticed (I do not think so ), sorry for low activity in last days - I had too many things to do
I got back from Berlin, then we got prepared for a wedding! then my parents went to Georgia (I can not say I am happy about it), then it was the wedding, then it was my sister's birthday and then I went to Nuremberg - I got back today
I also answered all 120 notes, sorry it took so long! I already have 16 new ones...
Oh, a wedding!
Nope, it was NOT my wedding ;D it was a wedding of my beloved and admired cousin - I love him so much! He is so smart, honest, responsible, caring, intelligent, likeable, hansome, loving, ambicious, educated, helpful person and I can continue with superlatives. I lo
PHOTO BOOK IS HERE! + dA offers FREE SHIPPING!!!!!Hello!
At first, DA offers free shipping right now, so in limited time, you have a chance to purchase some items without paying for shipping
I offer a lot of stuff and I hope you might find ideal Christmas present among my prints you are definitely invited to have a look at my prints: http://woxys.deviantart.com/prints/?utm_source=deviantart&utm_medium=userpage&utm_campaignrintstab
And... I ordered 15 photo books and they finally arrived!
I must say I am amazed with the quality - those are 48 pages! So many animal photos (more than 120 photos of animals!) printed on photopaper by professional company. Normal price is 52 USD without shipping. My price is MUCH lower!
So there is profi photobook, printed on photopaper, very high quality - it is a MIXTURE of many animal species, but mostly you can find WOLVES, FOXES and BIG CATS. There are also some birds, reptiles and fish
And MY price is only 25 USD, which includes economy international shipping!
If you a
Everyone refunded! ETSY SCAM ALERT THIS IS A WARNING FOR EVERYONE WHO SELLS THEIR OWN ART OR GOODS! Although the scam took place through Etsy anyone can be a target!
And probably the last because there's great news! EVERYONE who got scammed is getting their money refunded! I didn't get a personal email but I checked my account and yes, it looks like I get the remaining $160 back as well INCLUDING the chargeback costs PayPal charged me.
Although it'll take time to get over this terrible dilemma and build trust again, especially for the artists who almost lost a grand deal of money and need it badly and might still be dealing with the aftereffects, this is certainly a victory to be celebrated at the moment! If it were
Commission - Approach and Pricing GuideDo you do commission work? Do you have trouble to get customers in order to buy commissions from you? Or Are you in a dilemma to set your own "competitive" commission price?
If your answer is "yes" to any of the above questions then you are at the right place! Today, I'll tell you (or at least give you a better idea) how to start up with your commission work and setting up the right price.
A little introduction about myself: I am a hobby-driven artist who mainly deals with CSS coding and graphics designing (now) in deviantART. As a profession I am currently employed as an online marketing professional who looks after two leading online gaming brands. I like to help people customize their pages and support them to be a better artist in deviantART.
Having given my short introduction let us first understand that why most of us face a lot of trouble to get commission work or worst, to set up the "right" price for their service.
To my surprise, in a
Introduction to setting up your storeIntroduction to setting up your store
I have been there, deciding to sell your work is a scary decision. What do I do? How do I sell? How do I accept money? What do I do so that I don't lose money? What if no one buys my work? I went through every emotion and scary thought before I began. Three years after I opened my store I finally feel comfortable giving advice about it. This is a huge topic and I could write tons of info about it, so I'll begin with this introduction and build up on future articles. I will also write a second article about taking commissions, wait for it later this week!
Last year I wrote some guidelines with some more information about selling your work online, please consider reading it too! This article will focus on setting up your store.
Disclaimer: I'm not the most successful online seller, and I don't intend to be - I'm pretty busy with my studies, and most of my business comes from custom commissions, no
character contest completeno more entries after i type this. XD it is now 17:26. thursday. 2013-01-10
this is a contest for a character for the "Anima: Gate of Memories" video game.
I will be very clear, there will be NO PAYMENT for any winners here. You enter if you want to do this, and we are in no way trying to scam anyone of doing free work.
What the winner will get out of this contest:
1. the winner's character will be 3D modeled, and put into the game as a character inside the game and story. We will work to incorporate this character into the story, without him or her just standing around for nothing.
2. the winner's full name will be in the credits.
3. This character will be copyrighted primarily to this game, you are allowed to use the artwork for your portfolio, but may be a bit complicated if you want to sell him/her off to a new client. Details of copyright can be discussed with the winner.
What we are looking for:
1. human character in any age or body type, he/she should look like a fa
On Art Schools + Art Style: A response to EndlingEndling posted this [click here] answer to a questioned by one of his followers on Tumblr.
It pertains to how his art school and supporters treated/reacted to his particular art style in an academic and professional setting. Give that a read first then come back here.
I posted a response to it that I also wanted to share on my DeviantART. (If you're getting tired of me ranting about my experience at school, sorry, but this stuff means a LOT to me. I want to try to inform other people of what my time was like there so that if YOU go, you're all the wiser.) Response was as follows:
This is partially one of my problems with art schools at this point in time. They're ridiculously expensive, and because of the rapid change in art/media industry and culture, fall into generally one of these two categories:
1) They typically have instructors who are remnants of doing their bes
Guilty and adorable baby animals - PHOTOSHi!
At first, thank you for very interesting discusion under my last journal - although I did not reply to every comment, be sure I read every single one! do not be afraid, I definitely do not judge USA and its citizens through some reality shows here in the Czech republic we also have really stupid shows and so, I think it is a world epidemy I always keep in mind that USA is huge country with a large scale of people of all the qualities some of you said they are ashamed to be Americans - I do not think there is a reason for it, as your country has f.e. many good universities or scientists!
I had a bad day today. I got totally stressed (I can not say why - maybe because of my stupid diploma thesis?) and when I get stressed, I eat. Holy mother, I ate such a crap today, that I feel really guilty and if I did not feel a strong resistance against it, I would like to kick myself to threw it all away I ate some caramel cream I prepared for a cake I made, then I ate TH
Tiger drama in local ZOO + animals - PHOTOSHi people!
Once more sorry for low activity. Thesis, thesis. Thesis. Thesis. DIES.
Today a white tiger in Czech ZOO Liberec attacked a young guy (he was on practise, not a visitor), who was saved thanks to bravery of two female keepers who hit the cat with some bucket to get his attention. The tiger escaped from the exhibit, so three people, all of them injured by the tiger, stayed inside the cage. The tiger was shot with some drugs and went limp. Fortunately, this whole accident seems to have a happy end, injuries are not severe and the tiger has not been harmed. Just wow, huh... Drama!
Finally a feature for Kiriban winner and then some animal photos. Please keep your fingers crossed for me, so I can finish my thesis soon. Thank you!
Wonderful wolves + cute wolf pups - PHOTOSHi!
Oh, nobody caught the kiriban again?
Plans for next week:
1) to finally make a ZOO photography guide
2) as the school term started, I need to deal with my final thesis (and you know how MUCH I hate it)
3) to clean some data from computer
4) to lose 1 Kg
Special feature for my best friend Allerlei: I am with you, pal
WildSpiritWolf's FAQEDIT: My Commission Info has MOVED, please see here for pricing and terms: http://wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/journal/36179820/
Welcome To WildSpiritWolf's FAQ Section!
If you have a question that I've missed and you'd like to see me add it to the list, reply to this journal entry and I will update it with the answer. Kay, here we go...
Q. How long have you been drawing?
A. I've been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil, but I've only been seriously drawing since about 2001. That's when I first started to really explore the internet. It led me to find some of the great artists like Auryanne, Moon Wang, and Snowy who ended up intensely inspiring me and starting my artwork along the path it's on today.
Q. Where do you find your inspiration?
A. The biggest and best place I find my inspiration would be from my own thoughts and feelings. Drawing from my emotions especially with music on in the background can be one of the mo
'One Hour Sonic' Official RulesWelcome to the 'One Hour Sonic' challenge!
This is a forum where fan artists of 'Sonic the Hedgehog' take initiative in seeing an improvement on their drawings over multiple OHS exercises. One Hour Sonic consists of artists participating in a ONE HOUR exercise of drawing a Sonic fan art piece of any shape, form, depth or concept whilst following rules as outlined below:
Rules to the 'One Hour Sonic' challenge
Use any graphics software of your choice (Adobe Photoshop, Paint Tool SAI, Open Canvas). Go for a horizontally (900 x 720px) or vertically (600 x 800px) aligned canvas. If you got a screen recording program (e.g. Camtasia Studios), open that up and get ready to capture your exercise in real-time.
Go to Online Stopwatch to use as your official timer for the exercise. When you're ready to go press 'record' (on your screen recording program) and 'start'
You can has pictures!Get ready for the longest Journal ever!
So my trip to South Korea is over since some days already. It feels it was short actually, but I surely enjoyed my time there I took an important amount of pictures and I decided to upload some of them here if any of you feels like taking a look at them; Pictures are not worth the actual thing but it's good to take anyway :')
One of my main occupations there was to visit many palaces and temples, thing that I enjoyed a lot and especially when they brought me in particular ambiances and atmospheres I've never been in before. This surely was a nice and interesting experience for me ^^
Busan at night; every main cities of South Korea tend to become flashlight-cities once night is here~
Skyline of Seoul at sunset. I wish my camera wasn't so poopy though ;u;
That dude engaged a staring contest with me... and won.
Han-hary got her own fast-food
I visited the Seoul Animati
Drawing Contest OPENHello there!:3
I'm still on hiatus, but I felt like starting the contest, hoho. :iconlazycryplz:
My Oc Pastel
MintoLen's Oc Tora
You may draw them together, or only
draw one of them.
No mature content, please.
You can choose which of them you draw, but I would be very happy about pictures of them together!
You may change their outfits. (If they are on the beach, for example.)
the contest will end on May the 15th.
(there are a lot ;////; )
Good luck and have fun.<3
Edit: you also may draw Pastel in her alternate outfit http://sta.sh/013wqwwgw1kn
Commissions [PERMANENTLY CLOSED] COMMISSIONS PERMANENTLY CLOSED
(But I MAY open select art commissions ON MY COMMISSIONS WIDGET if I am in need of money, so please check that for any currently open commissions!)
German lesson number two!:3 - Polite talkingHello there!;///;
I never expected this journal would become so popular.O///O
So I decided to make another one to help you!:3
Let's start. :iconteatimeplz:
In english, everybody is usually 'you'.
In germany, you have to address people as 'Sie' when they become adults. It's polite, and if you don't do it you seem very rude. There are two ways of 'Sie' in german. One is the feminine sie. This one is used for females. "Sie spielt draußen" - "She is playing outside."
And there is the other Sie, the one I just told you about.
The femine sie is written without a capital letter, the polite sie is written with a capital S - Sie. The polite sie can be used for both, female and male.
Some expample sentence with 'Sie':
Do you know where I can find the toilet? - Wissen Sie , wo die Toillete ist? [ Wisan se wow de towletah ist?]
Want to learn some german?:3 - The basicsHello there!^w^
I was bored...so I thought, since a lot of people seem to like Germany, I would like to share some germans words with you!:3
First, in germany exist three 'articles'. In the english language is only one, 'the'.
In germany the articles are 'Die' (feminine), 'Der' (masculine) and 'Das', neutral.
A lot of those articles don't make sense for the words there are used to..xD (For example it is: 'Die' Sonne (the Sun). But actually the Sun is a thing, and not feminine. ) This will be very confusing to learn. ; ;
So I will teach you some basics, and how you pronounce it. :3
Guten Morgen - Good morning [Gootan Morgan]
Guten Abend - Good evening [Gootan Ahband]
Wie geht es dir? - How are you? [Wee gayht es dihr?]
Mir geht es gut! - I'm fine! [Meer gayht es goht]
Mir geht es nicht so gut. - I don't feel very good. [Meer gayht es nisht/nicht sow goht.]
And there comes the CH (nicht.) I noticed this is very, very difficult to pronounce for people outside germany. But german people c
Winners of the Shibe it up Contest (:You guys are all hilarious. But I only could choose three to win. And here they are.
With third place, came Shopoke
I think his eyes were just perfect.
2nd place was capnquills
I think that picture was funny. It does seem like that.
First place was ceruleanmercurius
This was the funniest. I believe they used the doge meme flawlessly. Congrats to them for first place!
You guys all did wonderful but those caught my attention the most.
The winner of the giveaway is iDJPanda
Contest PricesI'm planning to do a contest again.:3
So I would like to search for contest donators. ; w ;
Fullbody drawing by me
Fullbody drawing by Kinexuru
Fullbody drawing by tenshimanga
Fullbody drawing by ichbineinkatze
Fullbody drawing by DianaTan
Fullbody drawing by AnimeOrigamiTori2e
Fullbody drawing by Mikisakiiro
Fullbody drawing by Mz--Hyde
Flat colored headshot by Mz--Hyde
Chibi drawing by Evjesoleie
Chibi drawing by WonderfulMelody8
Chibi drawing by Grjon
Chibi sketch by sweet-icing-sugar
Chibi sketch by MochaHime
Chibi drawing by Bunnymee
Chibi drawing by ayakurri
Pixel chibi by Candycide
Waist drawing by Goka1999 (Traditional, only female characters)
Waist drawing by soujis
Halfbody drawing by naomicchi-desu
Halfbody drawing by Jicheri
Halfbody drawing by SoundOfTheAngel (Traditional)
Sketchdump by Buni-kun
Sketch by psyAlera
Woxys posting non original stuff? The truthHi!
At first, there is a new kiriban: it is 910 000 catch it and send me a printscreen via note to win a feature
(no feature for porn or animal cruelty)
At second, Kelly wrote a journal about our meeting in Vienna: http://shadow-and-flame-86.deviantart.com/journal/Back-from-Vienna-330878338#comments
At third, sorry for very tabloid-like title of this journal
But yes, it is true
Today, I post photos, which do not belong to me - they were taken by my parents during their visit in Georgia they allowed me to share them, because I would like to show you that wonderful and wild nature!
By the way, do you know there are even leopards and hyenas living in Georgia? Wow!
Photos from Georgia (taken by my parents)